Hon Dan Kazungu

Cabinet Secretary for Mining

Republic of Kenya

 

Honourable Dan Kazungu was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya’s second Cabinet Secretary for Mining on the 18th of December 2015. He was mandated with strengthening of the Kenyan mining sector by delivering a predictable legal framework, ensuring transparency in the sector and to achieving equitable sharing of the country’s mineral benefits between the National Government, County Governments and communities.

Hon. Kazungu is the immediate former Member of Parliament (MP) for Malindi Constituency, where he was elected during the March 2013 General Elections. As an MP, he served in the Parliamentary Committees on Energy, Information, Communications and Regional Integration until his appointment to the Cabinet in December 2015, leaving an exemplary development record.

Hon. Kazungu is also a re-known leader in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Sector having vast experience working for global ICT multinationals.  Prior to his election as an MP, Hon. Kazungu served as the IBM Country Representative for Ethiopia and Kenya from 2010 to 2013, which he had re-joined from Lenovo Corporation. He earned his place in the 100% Club of global achievers within IBM Corporation and a special mention at the New York Stock Exchange for masterminding exponential growth and strategy execution in Ethiopia and Kenya.

 At the New Lenovo Corporation, he served as the Regional Manager in charge of Eastern Africa and was directly responsible for Lenovo’s business strategy, execution and development in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and Eritrea. He was part of the Lenovo African Team headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Before joining Lenovo, he was contracted byIBM Corporation’sheadquarters inAmonk, the United States of Americato become theTerritory Manager for Eastern Africain charge of the Global Personal Computing Division.  He has also worked in a number of premier business technology solution providers in the region as a Technology Business Executive, directly helping clients acquire and set up ICT infrastructures that best serve their business needs. He has had extensive ICT business experience in the region working to create not only ICT business opportunities but technology solutions for a wide range of users from Government, Corporates and Telecommunications sector, Educational Sector, Large NGOs, Banking and Financial Services sectors.

Hon Kazungu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Sciences from Moi University’s Faculty of Information Sciences, Eldoret, Kenya, where he specialized in Information and Media Technology. He recently graduated with a Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy from the same university. He has also received professional certifications from global technology firms like Microsoft, IBM, Compaq, Hewlett Packard and Lenovo. His career has seen him travel extensively in Africa, Middle East, China, Hong Kongand Europe.

Dan Kazungu